BOLO DE COCO
Brazilian coconut cake
YIELD: 9-12 servings
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
(Cook Time: 30 minutes | Rest Time: 2 hours)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy
Discover an easy Cake recipe that will make you savour a dessert like in Brazil !
The comforting aroma of milk that caresses your nostrils – The mellow of the cake – The sweet taste of coconut…
A recipe discovered during a festive meal and passed down to me from my Brazilian friend Paloma.
Sugar – 150g (5.2 oz)
Flour – 90g (3.1 oz)
Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
Milk – 120 ml (4.05 fl oz)
Condensed milk – 200 ml (6.7 fl oz)
Coconut milk – 100 ml (3.3 fl oz)
Milk – 150 ml (5.07 fl oz)
Shredded coconut to cover the cake.
PREPARATION OF THE CAKE.
In a large bowl, mix the flour with the teaspoon of baking powder. Then separate the egg whites from the egg yolks by putting the whites in an other large bowl.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks, then gradually add the 4 egg yolks and sugar.
When your mixture gets a smooth texture (as in the picture below), add, in several times, your flour-baking powder mixture by sifting it, then mix gently making sure to incorporate the flour.
Add the milk, then mix again.
Your preparation is ready, put it in a pre-greased square mould (if possible), then bake it in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 25-30 min.
PREPARATION OF THE WHITE ICING.
In a large bowl, mix: condensed milk, coconut milk and milk. Let the icing rest at room temperature while the cake is cooking.
Check that your cake is well baked, it must be soft but your knife or stick planted in it must come out dry. Then, prick the whole cake with a fork (this technique will allow your icing to soak perfectly in).
Cut the cake into 12 equal pieces, add 3 ladles of Icing Milk. Then put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
After the refrigerator, cover your cake with shredded coconut. Your Brazilian Coconut Bolo is ready to taste!
→ In order to make it even softer, do not hesitate to add a little extra icing to your cake slice, delicious !
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN TO LIVE THIS GOURMET EXPERIENCE !